Reading and Booksigning by Author Sandra Cisneros

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Reading and Booksigning by Author Sandra Cisneros

July 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Reading and Booksigning by Author, Sandra Cisneros with Carmella Padilla
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse
202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Free Admission
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse and IFAM present a reading and book signing by renowned author, Sandra Cisneros. Her latest book, PURO AMOR, is a bilingual publication written and illustrated by Sandra Cisneros and published by Sarabande Books. Sandra will be joined by local author, Carmella Padilla, for an English and Spanish reading.

Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer, and artist whose work explores the lives of the working-class. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, the Texas Medal of the Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, several honorary doctorates and national and international book awards, including Chicago’s Fifth Star Award, the PEN Center USA Literary Award, the Fairfax Prize, and the National Medal of the Arts awarded to her by President Obama in 2016. Most recently, she received the Ford Foundation’s Art of Change Fellowship, was recognized among The Frederick Douglass 200, and won the PEN/Nabokov Award for international literature. Her classic, coming-of-age novel, The House on Mango Street, has sold over six million copies, has been translated into over twenty languages, and is required reading in elementary, high school, and universities across the nation.
In addition to her writing, Cisneros has fostered the careers of many aspiring and emerging writers through two non-profits she founded: the Macondo Foundation and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation. She is also the organizer of Los MacArturos, Latino MacArthur fellows who are community activists. Her literary papers are preserved in Texas at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University. Sandra Cisneros is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico and earns her living by her pen.  She currently lives in San Miguel de Allende.

Carmella Padilla is a journalist, author, and editor who frequently explores intersections in art, culture, and history. She has published extensively, including in the Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Latina, and American Craft, and has written several books, including The Work of Art: Folk Artists in the 21st Century, a project celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the International Folk Art Market in 2013. Other books include El Rancho de las Golondrinas: Living History in New Mexico’s La Ciénega Valley; Low ‘n Slow: Lowriding in New Mexico; and The Chile Chronicles: Tales of a New Mexico Harvest. Most recently, Padilla co-edited and contributed to A Red Like No Other: How Cochineal Colored the World, winner of the College Art Association’s 2017 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for distinguished scholarship in art history. In 2017, she edited Borderless: The Art of Luis Tapia, exploring the art and life of a Chicano sculptor who transformed the centuries-old woodcarving traditions of New Mexico to an original contemporary art form. A native Santa Fean, Padilla is a recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the City of Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Literary Arts, and the New Mexico Community Foundation Luminaria Award.


July 16, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee House
202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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(505) 988-4226

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